Mechanisms Engineer

Application deadline
Vendredi, mai 11, 2018
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You will have the opportunity to provide engineering support to the Mechanisms Section at the European Space Agency.

Tasks and Activities
  • Mechanisms support to all ESA project directorates with respect to the implementation of space mechanism technologies in current and future missions, including configuration assessments and mission performance evaluation

  • Establishment of Statement of Work and Preliminary Requirement Specifications for Mechanism Systems, Individual Mechanisms or Mechanism components dedicated to Technology and Research & Development.

  • Perform and support in the role of Mechanism engineer, System Level Mission Definition studies and system conceptual design activities in support of the ESA long term/future mission plans.

  • Identification of enabling mechanism and tribological technologies for future ESA missions.

  • Support investigations of mechanisms being out of performance, including malfunctions and contingency scenarios.

  • Support and contribute to the establishment and maintenance of the Space Mechanisms ECSS Engineering Standards.

  • Generation and set-up of appropriate space mechanisms analysis and simulation models using analysis tools based on technical documentation of space mechanisms. Back up and archiving of analysis models for later retrieval.

Skills and Experience
  • You have PhD or Msc Engineering from a recognised Institution of secondary studies (University, Ecole supérieure, etc.) or equivalent.

  • You have good knowledge of ECSS-E-ST-33-01C-Rev.1 Mechanisms.

  • You have good knowledge of ESA and its programmes/projects.

  • Self-motivation, communication, continuous learning, cross-cultural sensitivity.

  • You are a team player.


Preference will be given to candidates eligible for an EU or national personal security clearance at the level of CONFIDENTIAL or above.

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